Somers Isles Celebrates 1000th Voyage

October 5, 2014

Somers Isles Shipping are celebrating their 1000th voyage in transporting goods to and from the island with the arrival of the Somers Isles cargo ship in Hamilton Harbour earlier this week [Sept 30] from Fernandina Beach in Florida.

Somers Isles Shipping Ltd. [SISL] commenced operations in July 1985 offering a direct service between Jacksonville, Florida and Hamilton, Bermuda, and in 1986, the U.S. port was changed to Fernandina Beach, Florida.

The service schedule operated by SISL provides two direct voyages every three weeks. This service schedule provides 34 to 35 round trip voyages per year with a port-to-port transit time of three and a half days. The distance, port-to-port, between Fernandina Beach and Hamilton is 880 nautical miles.

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